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The Big Doll House plays at Eastern State.
108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, 215-345-7855, amblertheater.org. This Time Tomorrow (2012, U.S., 82 min.): A couple of Philadelphians decide to spend what may be the last day before the end of the world together. They’re also exes, if the story wasn’t dramatic enough. Thu., Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., $9.75.
BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE
824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-527-9898, brynmawrfilm.org. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971, U.S., 100 min.): When Charlie Bucket finds a Golden Ticket, he steps into “a world of pure imagination.” Or an acid nightmare. One of those. Sat., Sept. 28, 11 a.m., $5.
227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, 610-917-1228, thecolonialtheatre.com. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968, U.S./Italy, 175 min.): A classic spaghetti Western about a mysterious stranger, a beautiful woman and a deadly assassin. Sun., Sept. 29, 2 p.m., $9.
20 E. State St., Doylestown, 215-345-6789, countytheater.org. Two Angry Moms (2007, U.S., 86 min.): A doc about two mothers who are, you guessed it, angry. Specifically about mystery-meat school lunches. Q&A with filmmakers and community leaders post-screening. Thu., Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., $10.
EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY
2027 Fairmount Ave., 215-236-3300, thesecretcinema.com. The Big Doll House (1971, U.S./Phillipines, 95 min.): For its annual screening at Eastern State, Secret Cinema’s picked a campy prison film starring Pam Grier. Thu., Sept. 26, 8 p.m., $10.
212 Old York Rd., Jenkintown, 267-864-0065, hiwaytheater.net. Rare Silent Shorts: An assortment featuring Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and others. Thu., Sept. 26, 7 p.m., $9.75.
3701 Chestnut St., 215-387-5125, ihousephilly.org. An American Hippie in Israel (1972, Israel, 95 min.): Hippies flee to a deserted island in shark-infested waters after being attacked by mimes. Thu., Sept. 26, 7 p.m., $9. The Church on Dauphine Street (2007, U.S., 83 min.): A doc about an Irishman and an ex-Marine who come together after Katrina to rebuild a church that houses deaf Catholics and Spanish-speaking immigrants. Tue., Oct. 1, 7 p.m., free.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
2600 Ben Franklin Pkwy., 215-763-8100, philamuseum.org. It Happened One Night (1934, U.S., 105 min.): Frank Capra’s Depression-era feel-good film about an unlikely romance. Wed., Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m., free with museum admission.
531 N. 12th St., 267-519-9651, philamoca.org. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970, Italy/West Germany, 96 min.) plus The Cat o’ Nine Tails (1971, Italy/West Germany/France, 112 min.) plus Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971, Italy/France, 104 min.) equals more than five hours of ’70s Italian horror in all its low-budget glory. Fri., Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m., $12.
RITZ AT THE BOURSE
400 Ranstead St., 215-440-1181, landmarktheatres.com. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975, U.K., 91 min.): Fart in someone’s general direction. Fri., Sept. 27, midnight, $6.50-$10.
WOODMERE ART MUSEUM
9201 Germantown Ave., 215-247-0476, woodmereartmuseum.org. It’s the Old Army Game (1926, U.S., 77 min.): A silent-era comedy about a shop owner who can’t seem to catch a break. With live music from organist Don Kinnier. Tue., Oct. 1, 7 p.m. $5.
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